For Immediate Release
September 25, 2017
Deliah Bernard Appointed Indigenous Youth Representative
OTTAWA – The Young Liberals of Canada (YLC) and Indigenous Peoples’ Commission (IPC) of the Liberal Party of Canada are excited to announce the appointment of Deliah Bernard as IPC Vice-Chair of Indigenous Youth & YLC Indigenous Youth Representative. A member of the We’koqma’q (Waycobah) First Nation in Nova Scotia, she has been deeply involved with the Young Liberals both in her home of Cape Breton and at Carleton University in Ottawa. A leader in her community, Deliah will bring her enthusiasm and experience to both executives and looks forward to helping welcome more Indigenous youth into the Liberal movement.
“The Indigenous Peoples Commission’s efforts to engage Indigenous youth within and beyond the Liberal Party are of vital importance. Deliah’s record of leadership makes her the perfect person to help create more opportunities for youth to shape the future of our movement.”
-Suzy Kies and Chad Cowie, Co-Chairs of the Indigenous Peoples Commission
“The Young Liberals of Canada are thrilled to welcome Deliah Bernard to our team. This is a unique moment for the YLC and IPC to work together given our government’s unprecedented commitment to achieving true reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and also reflecting the interests and values of young Canadians. The challenges facing Indigenous youth have too long been ignored – I know that Deliah will be a strong voice for change.”
-Mira Ahmad, President of the Young Liberals of Canada
About the Indigenous People’s Commission
An official commission of the Liberal Party of Canada, the Indigenous Peoples Commission (IPC) represents and promotes the interests of the party’s Indigenous members and encourages the representation and participation of Indigenous people. The IPC brings together Indigenous Liberals from across Turtle Island to work towards true reconciliation through political involvement.
About the Young Liberals of Canada
The Young Liberals of Canada (YLC) is the youth wing of the Liberal Party of Canada, which includes all registered Liberals under 25. Led by a national executive and comprised of clubs on campuses and in ridings across Canada, the YLC represents the values and priorities of youth within the party and promotes Liberal ideals and policies to young Canadians. With an eighty-year history of progressive activism, the YLC empowers youth to build a better Canada.
Joshua Fraser – Vice-Chair, Communications, Indigenous Peoples’ Commission
Alexander Cohen – Vice-President, Communications, Young Liberals of Canada